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MACRA

MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015)

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MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) is U.S. healthcare legislation that provides a new framework for reimbursing clinicians ...

meaningful use stage 3

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Meaningful use stage 3 is the third phase of the federal incentive program that details requirements for the use of electronic health record systems ...

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the wing of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that runs healthcare reimbursement...

Meaningful Use

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In the context of health IT, meaningful use is a term used to define minimum U.S. government standards for electronic health records (EHR), outlining...

information blocking

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Information blocking occurs when a person or entity purposely and unreasonably interferes with the sharing or use of electronic health information.

value-based healthcare

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Value-based healthcare, also known as value-based care, is a payment model that rewards healthcare providers for providing quality care to patients.

revenue cycle management (RCM)

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Revenue cycle management (RCM) is the financial process, utilizing medical billing software, that healthcare facilities use to track patient care ...

HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act of 2009

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The HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act of 2009 is legislation that was created to stimulate the adoption of ...

Health IT (health information technology)

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Health IT (health information technology) is the area of IT involving the design, development, creation, use and maintenance of information systems ...

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SearchCompliance

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...

SearchSecurity

  • Web application firewall (WAF)

    A web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters and blocks data packets as they travel to and from a ...

  • spyware

    Spyware is a type of malicious software -- or malware -- that is installed on a computing device without the end user's knowledge.

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications or executable files that are ...

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SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

SearchStorage

  • DRAM (dynamic random access memory)

    Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is a type of semiconductor memory that is typically used for the data or program code needed ...

  • RAID 10 (RAID 1+0)

    RAID 10, also known as RAID 1+0, is a RAID configuration that combines disk mirroring and disk striping to protect data.

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

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